John Kerry: “Judge Roberts is No Sandra Day O’Connor”

Statement by John Kerry on the Nomination of John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court

“Americans deserve a Supreme Court that is fair, independent, ethical and served by justices committed to our constitutional freedoms rather than an ideological agenda. Justice O’Connor refused to use her position as a means to advance a political agenda. In replacing her, we must be confident Judge Roberts will do the same.

“We know Judge Roberts is no Sandra Day O’Connor, and the White House has sent a clear signal. There are serious questions that must be answered involving Judge Roberts’ judicial philosophy as demonstrated over his short time on the appellate court. The Senate must learn whether he has clear consistent principles upholding Constitutional standards like civil rights, the right to privacy and Roe v. Wade. These issues are in serious question if you take even a cursory glance at his record.

“The American people expect the Senate to fulfill its duty to conduct a thorough, independent review of any nominee, and I intend to do exactly that. I hope Judge Roberts and the White House are forthcoming about his qualifications, background and constitutional philosophy so the Senate can act with all the facts. There’s too much at stake to do anything less.”

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4 Responses to John Kerry: “Judge Roberts is No Sandra Day O’Connor”

  1. Darth NeoCon says:

    The Judge’s lovely wife is a partner in a law firm whose specialty is providing expertise to businesses and contractors operating in Iraq. As reported on Air America. Got Justice?

  2. Ginny in CO says:

    Conflicts of interest? Potential for having to recuse himself too often?
    Got nausea?

  3. The judge’s lovely wife is scarey. Very staunch pro-life advocate.

  4. Sam says:

    This guy is a ringer. Plamegate is the distraction. Make no mistake, the assault on our constitution will begin with Bush’s nominee.